DRUM CIRCLE TONIGHT

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. tonight on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free, although donations of $5 for individuals or $10 per family are requested.

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ACCUSED MURDERER RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA LATE SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Lee’s lawyer said

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STARGAZING IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is a special place for stargazing. Ranger Carey Goldstein invites you to look up…

Stories of the stars are among the oldest of all folktales, but still have just as much meaning today. As our night skies continue to be affected by excessive outdoor lighting and

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APPLY FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING MONDAY

Community Renaissance of California (CoRE) is processing applications for the new affordable housing project in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says that Monday is the last day that CoRE representatives will be in town to sign people up…

Applications are now being taken for Dumosa Senior Village, the low-income

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PET CLINIC CANCELLATIONS

Due to low number of surgeries scheduled, Animal Action League is cancelling its clinics scheduled for Monday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 27. For more information, call 760-366-1100.

HIKING IN HISTORY

Joshua Tree National Park is full of history. Reporter Cara Conway says you can learn it while hiking to where it happened…

Join Desert Naturalist and Historian Instructors as you are guided on moderate to strenuous hikes filled with history on familiar places such as Barker Dam, Quail Mountain’s summit,

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MOON DRUM CIRCLE MONDAY

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 25. Facilitated by Sam Sloneker, the drum circle will be held on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MAGIC CLASS

If you want to find an activity that will challenge your brain, activate your creativity, and amaze your friends then you should sign up for the Copper Mountain College “Bringing Wonder” Magic Class. This class is suitable for any age and will help build self-esteem and confidence. Students will learn

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SHERIFF’S CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday, August 23, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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DRUG RAID FOLLOWUP INFORMATION RELEASED

The Sheriff’s Department has released additional information about the drug raids in the Morongo Basin Wednesday. More than 5,500 marijuana plants and 14 people were arrested in two days in nine locations in Landers and Joshua Tree, with related search warrants issued in Bloomington and Helendale. The Sheriff’s Department reports

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SPOUSE ABUSE ARRESTS IN 29P

Two people were arrested Thursday in separate incidents for felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, deputies were called to the 6600 block of Mojave Avenue in Twentynine Palms where they were told that James Bermudez, 36, had assaulted his fiancée on Wednesday. Deputies

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms invite you to enjoy the summer sky this Saturday night. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her celestron……

The public is invited to enjoy spectacles of the summer sky on Saturday, August 23 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center.

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LOCAL ROLLER DERBY TEAM IN HOME BOUT TONIGHT

Tonight, Saturday, August 23, the Mojave Rattle Skaters Women’s Roller Derby team will hold their very first HOME bout against the Wine Town Rollers, in a Snakepit Showdown! The bout will begin at 6:30 PM at the Rattle Skaters brand new skate track, located at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca

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LUAU DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Say “aloha” to a special dance for seniors and adults in Yucca Valley tonight. Reporter Cara Conway gets out her ukulele……

Get a taste of tropical Hawaii on Saturday when you attend the Luau Dance held by The Senior Club and the Town of Yucca Valley. The event takes place

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CERT TRAINING IN YUCCA VALLEY

The County Fire Department is offering a free course in Community Emergency Response Team training. It meets 6-9 pm on Thursday evenings from September 4th to October 18th, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. The CERT class consists of 8 modules containing informative sessions that will help you to be

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COUNTY FIRE CAPTAIN WAYNE THOMPSON RETIRES

Fire captain and paramedic Wayne Thompson retired yesterday, August 22, from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Captain Thompson’s interest in firefighting began in high school in Lake Arrowhead, with a ROP class in fire science. At the age of 50, he has 30 years of fire service credit, almost

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MORE CONCERTS ADDED AT TORTOISE ROCK

The summer ends next month, but the summer music doesn’t. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says that Tortoise Rock Casino has added more shows…

Live at the Rock, the free summer concert series at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, has been extended through October 4. The new concerts will include

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ANDY PATEL EARNS BROKER’S LICENSE

Jeffrey Poland, Broker at Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty announced that Andy Patel has earned Real Estate Broker’s License. He has fulfilled all qualification for Experience, Education, State Exam and California Bureau of Real Estate’s Licensing process. Patel has been affiliated with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty since 2011. While at Roadrunner

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT WAIVES EXRADITION

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge yesterday that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING IS MONDAY

As the new senior housing complex rises above Yucca Valley’s Town Hall, the deadline to apply to move into is fast approaching. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the deadline is this Monday…

Applications are now being taken for Dumosa Senior Village, the low-income senior apartments currently under construction in Yucca

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